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Like father, like daughter

By Jake Edmonds 7:19 AM August 4, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

The Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) inducted 11 individuals to their Hall of Fame Sunday.

The Hall of Fame was established “to identify and honor, in a permanent manner, individuals who exhibited high ethical standards and integrity while achieving excellence in high school athletics and activities, as well as others who have distinguished themselves by virtue of exemplary contributions to the advancement of interscholastic athletics and activities in the State of Alaska,” according to its website.

Needless to say, it is quite the accomplishment to even be considered for induction, but for two of the 11 individuals, the honor goes further.

Dan Leman and his daughter Whitney Leman Schollenberg were both on the list of inductees Sunday night. Schollenberg played for the Ninilchik High School Wolverines basketball team from 2000-2003, earning Player of the Year honors three of those year and leading the team to 2A state titles each of the four seasons. Her dad was her coach.

“Whitney and I have, like with all my daughters, have a very special relationship and the basketball relationship is one side of it,” said Leman after the Hall of Fame ceremony Sunday. “I was probably like most people that had a chance to watch her. I just had a better seat, but I was amazed at what she did and, to this day, am still amazed.”

Leman coached the Wolverines for 18 seasons from 1991 to 2008, finishing with a record of 373-36 that included a 98-game winning streak. He lead his team to an unprecidented five consecutive 2A state championships from 2000-2004, four of those seasons with his daughter, who was happy to have him by her side at Sunday’s ceremony.

“I think I’m actually more excited for him,” said Schollenberg, now married. “It’s awesome. It’s amazing. It’s a really special thing, obviously, for us and for my family and just makes it that much better (that he is part of it).”

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